Office for Intellectual Freedom
During the webinar, experts will demonstrated ideas on how to raise awareness of our First Amendment rights and the power and value of books every day and not just during one week in September.
NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. Access to the recording can be purchased. Acclaimed writers and educators/librarians, Pat Scales and James LaRue will talk about difficult conversations with parents. Parents are often coming from an emotional place that has less to do with a book they're upset about and more to do with a changing world and a loss of control as their children grow up. They will share insights to guide the response from defensive to embracing, empathetic, and educational.
NOTE: This past webinar has now been archived. Access to the recording can be purchased. During the webinar, Kristin Pekoll and Millie Davis will focus on ways to prepare your colleagues who may not be as familiar with the First Amendment’s right to read and the censorship that is still happening in our country.
This webinar will discuss First Amendment principles, legal precedents, and provide practical guidance on crafting meeting room and other library policies that keep the library in charge of its meeting rooms while preserving users' access and First Amendment rights.
Navigating government offices and officials can be complicated and incredibly overwhelming. But advocacy is important. Speakers, Lisa Lindle, Grassroots Communications Specialist of the Office of Government Relations and Deborah Caldwell Stone, Deputy Director of the Office for Intellectual Freedom are going to make communication easy and accessible.
As librarians, we are often cocooned in library voices. But there are other industries and professionals whose principles and values often align with ours; especially intellectual freedom. This webinar will share examples of potential partners and how collaborating with non library organizations can strengthen your message and increase your reach. Collaboration with like minded organizations can create renewed enthusiasm and new library supporters.
Wondering where to get clear, practical answers to your intellectual freedom questions? On a special episode of the never before broadcast talk show, IF LIVE, we explore the new and useful features of the ‘fresh off the press’, 9th edition Intellectual Freedom Manual. Hear contributors to the manual talk about the best parts of this book and what it can do for you. All attendees will receive a coupon to purchase the 9th edition Intellectual Freedom Manual at a discounted price and one lucky winner will win a FREE COPY.
We all have First Amendment rights. It says so right there in the foundational document of our nation. But surely the Founders weren’t talking about children!
A live interview with Jamie LaRue. He will be answering YOUR questions about his passions, positions, and purpose.
Librarians are tasked with providing a wide variety of viewpoints and information. Sometimes there are conflicts with where and how children’s books are cataloged to accommodate what parents and caregivers feel is right for their children. How do we balance open access, accurate classification, and ease of use for all families without discrimination? Learn about a variety of the issues surrounding this topic as well as ways to help navigate them in your library.